City Code: 815:0

Section 815 - Bottle Clubs

Section 815:00. Bottle Clubs; Definition.

Subd. 1. For the purposes of this section, a bottle club is a "club" as defined in Section 340A.101, Subd. 7, of Minnesota Statutes, or an unincorporated society which, except for its lack of incorporation, otherwise meets the requirements of a club, as defined in such section and subdivision, and which is not licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor, either "on-sale" or "off-sale."

Subd. 2. A bottle club may allow members to bring and keep a personal supply of intoxicating liquors in lockers assigned to such members. A bottle club or any unincorporated society which shall have more than fifty (50) members and which shall have, for more than a year, owned, hired or leased space in a building of such extent and character as may be suitable and adequate for reasonable and comfortable accommodations for its members, may allow members to bring and keep a personal supply of intoxicating liquors in lockers assigned to such members. Every bottle, container or other receptacle containing intoxicating liquor stored by members shall have attached to it a label signed by the member of the club. All liquor on the premises of the club shall be labeled as herein required, and any not being actually used or consumed by the owner thereof shall be kept in a locker designated to the use of such member. It shall be unlawful for any club member under twenty-one (21) years of age to be assigned a locker for the storage of intoxicating liquor, or to consume or display or be permitted to consume or display intoxicating liquor on any premises owned or controlled by such private club.

Section 815:05. Permit and Fees. It is unlawful for any bottle club or for any business establishment, directly or indirectly, or upon any pretense or by any device, to allow the consumption or display of intoxicating liquor or the serving of any liquid for the purpose of mixing of intoxicating liquor without having first obtained a permit therefor. Such permit may be issued by the commissioner of public safety, after approval by the City Council, for a period of one (1) year to expire July 1 next following issuance of such license, upon the payment to the State of Minnesota of the amount prescribed in Minnesota Statutes, and must be renewed annually on July 1. Application for such permit shall be made to the commissioner of public safety. In addition to the fee provided by this section, a City fee shall be payable to the City of Owatonna in an amount to be set by the Council from time to time.

Section 815:10. Hours of Sale. No person shall consume or display or allow consumption or display of intoxicating liquor on any premises of a bottle club between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on any weekday. The premises of all such bottle clubs shall be vacated of all patrons at 1:30 a.m.

Section 815:15. Inspections. Every licensee shall allow any peace officer, health officer, building inspector or other properly designated officer or employee of the City to enter, inspect and search the premises of the licensee during business hours without a warrant.

Section 815:20

Section 815:20. Licensee Requirements. Section 815:00 et seq. shall not apply to any premises licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor. No license shall be granted except to an establishment having appropriate facilities for the serving of meals, eighty percent (80%) or more of the income from which is derived from the sale of meals.

Section 815:25. Council Vote to Grant License. No license shall be granted under the above Section 815:00 et seq. except by unanimous vote of the entire Council.

Section 815:30. Suspension and Revocation. The Council may either suspend for not to exceed sixty (60) days or revoke any liquor license upon a finding that the licensee has failed to comply with any applicable statute, regulation or ordinance relating to intoxicating liquor. No suspension or revocation shall take effect until the licensee has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, Section 14.58.

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